Arcade Fire – Everything Now

After 2013’s Reflektor, fifth album Everything Now sees Arcade Fire commit to the path of almost entirely abandoning the stadium-sized art rock that brought them to prominence with a more streamlined ode to pop acts of all kinds, from the europop of ABBA, the crafting of funk and disco of Off The Wall-era Michael Jackson… Continue reading Arcade Fire – Everything Now

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Adult Jazz – Earrings Off!

Previous and debut attempt Gist Is was a fine venture into the increasingly crowded math-pop scene emerging in the UK. Where acts like Alt-J and Everything Everything hit the big time, Adult Jazz and Dutch Uncles were among those making more challenging takes upon the genre. Gist Is was a deceptively difficult album: it was filled with ever-shifting structures and… Continue reading Adult Jazz – Earrings Off!